The Sony PlayStation 5 sale has started in India. The premier gaming console went out of stock just a few minutes after the sale opened in the country, so if you have managed to grab yourself a PS5, congratulations!
The new-generation console offers better graphics and a more intuitive user interface. However, before we get to the gaming part, we need to set the PlayStation 5 up accurately and ensure you are signed up for your PlayStation account to play games online.
So, follow these easy steps to set up the PlayStation 5.
Unboxing the PS5
It would be best to unbox the PS5, which comes in a massive box. Much more extensive than the predecessors. The top lid houses the Bluetooth-enabled DualSense wireless controller, the power cord, a USB-Type C cable to connect the controller, and an HDMI cable.
You also get the user’s manual and warranty card in the box. All PS5 owners will get a 1-year standard guarantee on the console and the gaming controller. Gently remove the primary console from the crate and place the station where you want to set up the device.
Find The Perfect Place
While setting up the PS5, choose a place that does not block the gaming console’s vents. Most people need to put it in areas where the vents are obstructed. Don’t do that. Make sure the console is placed in a space where air can pass quickly, as the PS5 has a cooling system inside that will give hot air outside.
It is a powerful piece of hardware and the most prominent gaming console of its generation. You can position it horizontally and vertically as well. Sony also provides a clip-on base for the PS5, which can be used as a stand for the console and has to be purchased separately. We recommend laying it vertically as horizontally, as it will take up more space.
Setting It Up
Now comes the most crucial part. You are setting it up so that you can start playing games. Firstly, You need to connect the PS5 to an electric source and then connect the console to your TV using the HDMI port. Once you’re done, click the power button on the PS5. It would help if you plugged the correct HDMI input option into your TV, and the PS5 setup screen will appear. To navigate through the PS5 user interface, you will need to connect the DualSense wireless controller.
Note, when connecting the controller for the time, you’ll have to pair it to the PS5 using the Type-C wire. Press the ‘PS’ button, and you will be connected to the PS5.
Now choose your preferred language, and then you will be asked to connect the PS5 to a Wi-Fi source. After you have entered the Wi-Fi password, the console will ask you to adjust the screen area using the controller.
After that, the PS5 will ask you to insert a game disc to install a game, or you can skip this step. After this, your PS5 will update to the latest firmware and restart automatically.
After the PS5 boots again, press the ‘PS’ power button on the controller to go to the console’s home page. Then, log in to your PlayStation account. You can enter your ID and password using a QR code to log in through the PS app. That’s it! Your PlayStation 5 is all set.
Download Games to PS5
Remember to download your PS4 digital game stored on your PlayStation Plus library to your new PS5. After doing that, go to the ‘My Library’ option, where you will see all the games you previously downloaded on the PS4.
You can now also download and play these games on PS5. You can play these games using your PlayStation Plus account if you have multiplayer games. Remember, only the Blu-ray version of the PS5 offers support to run game CDs, and the digital version only supports digital games.
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